Date of Interview
Duration of Audio File
Born 1947, approximately aged 56 at time of the interview
Likely Jay Maine
Occupation/ Work History
UPIU Local 14, strike leader in famous International Paper Strike in Jay, Maine, 1987-88, skilled maintenance worker
Mill or Principal Employer
Jay, Maine 04262
Jay Strike, International Paper Strike, Strike Leader, Maine Legislature Labor Caucus, Pipefitter
Ray Pineau was a leader in the historic Jay, Maine International Paper Strike in 1987-88. He is featured in Julius Getman's book on the strike: "The Betrayal of Local 14." Pineau's interview includes his observations on the politics and attitudes of the S.D. Warren workers and union leaders during the Jay Strike; Pineau worked at S.D. Warren for a brief period during the strike. Later became a representative in the Maine State Legislature, helping to found a labor caucus in the 1990s and 2000s.
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Ray Pineau, interview by Michael Hillard, March 4, 2003, Stories of Maine's Paper Plantation, Digital Maine, Maine's Economic Improvement Fund, Digital Commons, University of Southern Maine